Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »
Seeing a way to reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges, an affluent Romanian woman sets out on a campaign of emotional and social manipulation to keep... See full summary »
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him to another hospital and then yet another... As the night unfolds and they can't find a hospital for Mr. Lazarescu, his health starts to deteriorate fast. Written by
it's a tough bet that the director won. what seems to be odd for such a minimalistic movie is that, with each viewing, you can find a lot of mundane details that fit together and form a more complex picture. of course, that's the whole idea (using minimum means to maximize the effect). in this sense Moartea Domnului Lazarescu stands out as a real piece of work and can almost reach the status of a "cult" picture. i found it a bit too long at times, but you just need to give it a chance, and you'll be hooked. oh, and the actors' performances were outstanding. except for this one, i've never come across a Romanian movie that i could completely "believe" in terms of acting. see it.
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